Airport Transfer Service

We understand that arriving in a new country is incredibly exciting because of the new challenges and opportunities that you are about to embark on. We also appreciate that your first steps outside the airport can leave you full of curiosity!

We offer a free taxi service for new international students living in the local area, courtesy of Club Cars. Club Cars offer friendly and professional drivers who pride themselves on being helpful and welcoming to all visitors of the UK. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the journey!


Booking your transfer

Please visit the Manchester Met Online Store in order to provide the information necessary to book your free transfer. Once you have booked your transfer you will receive a confirmation email.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Manchester Met ID
  • Arrival date and time
  • Flight details, including your flight number and airline
  • The terminal at which your flight will arrive
  • Destination address

Once your booking has been processed, you will be sent a confirmation email. You should print this and bring it with you. 

Registration for the airport taxi service should be done once your visa has been accepted and your flights have been confirmed. 

The service is available for international students from the 26 June 2019 to 4 October 2019.

Please book through the Manchester Met Online Store a minimum of five days before you are due to arrive in the UK.

Arriving at Manchester Airport

Once you have collected your luggage and made your way to the arrivals hall, you will need to go directly to the Club Cars pick-up point. Please see Club Cars' Meet and Greet service for location details. 

Make sure you print off or have an e-copy of your booking confirmation email and Manchester Met offer letter/CAS letter with you, as you will need to show this to the staff at Club Cars. You will need to Club Cards know that you are a new Manchester Met student and that the University is paying for your journey. 

The time it takes to clear immigration and collect your luggage can vary, however usually takes around 1-2 hours. It is only around 10 miles (16 km) from the airport to the Manchester campus, and the journey takes around 20 minutes by road. 

Travelling independently to your accommodation

If you decide to make your own way to your accommodation or if you are not travelling through Manchester Airport, you can be assured that it is easy to reach the University. You can catch a train or the Metrolink from the airport to Manchester city centre.

Taxis (black cabs) cost around £25.00 to Manchester. If you have not arranged an airport welcome you will need to pay this yourself, so do make sure that you bring Great British Pounds (£) with you, or that you withdraw cash from an ATM at the airport.  Please note that the University is unable to reimburse you for transport costs if you travel independently to your accommodation. 

For further travel information, visit the travel page.

Please note, by requesting the free airport pick up scheme you consent to the University sharing the following information with Club Cars for the purpose of arranging your travel: your full name; Manchester Met ID; arrival time and date; flight details, including your flight number, airline and the terminal at which your flight will arrive; destination address including hall of residence, house number, street, town/city and postcode; and the number of taxi passengers with whom you’ll be travelling. The University is the Data Controller for the personal data you submit for use of this service. You can find out more about the University’s contact details and your data protection rights in our Data Protection Policy. Details about our data retention periods are available here. Please contact  if you change your mind about use of the service. The University is unable to reimburse you for airport transfer costs if you travel independently to your accommodation.